Emma J Shipley is a graphic artist and textile designer specialising in fine drawing; taking inspiration from patterns in nature, their innate irregularity and the mathematical structures behind them. Emma painstakingly draws each design by hand in pencil, fusing highly skilled draftsmanship with a subversive imagination; capturing nature’s unpredictable beauty.
Emma studied at the prestigious Royal College of Art and was awarded a number of prizes during her studies, in particular for excellence in drawing and use of colour. On graduating in 2011, the famous boutique Browns bought her graduate collection of printed silk scarves and the brand is now stocked in some of the best department stores and boutiques around the world, including Selfridges and Fortnums in London, Le Bon Marché in Paris and Harvey Nichols Hong Kong. Emma J Shipley has won the Emerging Fashion Brand prize at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards and the RISE Newcomer Award at the UK Fashion & Textile Awards, presented by HRH Princess Anne.
Emma has recently collaborated with high profile brands including Disney on a Star Wars collection and Atelier Swarovski on a jewellery collection, and has previously worked with Osborne & Little, Graham and Brown and Camira Fabrics.